- a person of great and varied learning.
Also pol·y·his·to·ri·an [pol-ee-hi-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /ˌpɒl i hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/.
Origin of polyhistor
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According to Polyhistor, he was a usurper who had been a vine-dresser in the royal gardens.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
The Aparanadius of the canon must be the Asordanes of Polyhistor.The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)
Groeningius announced a Polyhistor bibliothecarius in 1700, which was to deal with law after the fashion of Morhof's "Polyhistor."A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies
On the other hand, it may be observed, that the number of the early Chaldaean kings reported by Polyhistor is preposterous.
Polyhistor, pol-i-his′tor, n. a person of great and varied learning.
Word Origin and History for polyhistor
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